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World class whitewater rafting sites are located between San Jose and Puerto Viejo

Whitewater Rafting Trips and Other Tours which include point to point transport

These specially designed adventure connection tours allow you to get picked up in one place in the morning, have a day full of adventures and lifelong memories and then get dropped off at your destination at the end of the day.

The all day trip down the river isn't all rapids; there are plenty of places to marvel at the nature around you.

Getting to Puerto Viejo on the river?

There's some world class rafting on the Caribbean Coast. Your guides will pick you up in the morning in San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo and you'll have a whitewater adventure you'll always remember. Rafting trips are available on the Rio Pacuare, Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Reventazón. These all day trips are priced from $79 to $99.

Lunch is included and breakfast in most options and your luggage is securely stored while you are on the river. At the end of the day you'll be dropped off at your destination hotel in your choice of Puerto Viejo, San Jose or Arenal. So it's kind of like getting your transportation for free! These trips run daily.

If you'd like more information on the rafting trip options or to have us book one for you, click to:

Get more info or reserve a Pacuare river trip

There is also a two day option for the Pacuare River that includes an overnight in a river lodge

The Pacuare river is the most popular but if you want a somewhat calmer trip, more time for nature and fewer rapids, consider the Carmen Section of the Reventazón River:

Get more info or reserve a Reventazón river trip

Finally the Rio Sarapiqui is also available and there is an alternative tour if some or all of your group would prefer not to go rafting. Transport on this option is only available between Arenal and Puerto Viejo, not San Jose:

Get more info or reserve a Sarapiqui river trip

Tortuguero National Park is reachable only by boat via canals. River lodges there offer unsurpassed nature viewing opportunities.

Leaving Puerto Viejo via Arenal, Tortugero or Bocas del Toro

Yet another option to get from Puerto Viejo is to book a multi-day package which includes transportation from Puerto Viejo to San Jose or Arenal. These multi-day packages include transport from Puerto Viejo and give you the option of ending your trip in San Jose or Arenal (depending on the package).

For example, the Bocas del Toro, Panama package can include a flight back to San Jose, the Tortuguero package ends in San Jose or Arenal and the Arenal Volcano package ends in Arenal with onward options to the Pacific Coast or San Jose.

View the options on the Destination Packages page

If you don't have more nights to add on to your trip, there is also the option of visiting Tortuguero as a day trip with pickup in Puerto Viejo in the morning, a full day touring Tortuguero and ending your day in San Jose.

For adventure connections between other points in Costa Rica, check out the Gecko Trail Adventures adventure connections page.

Looking for other transport options?

There are plenty of other ways to get here: public bus, door-to-door shared shuttes, private transfers, driving, flying and more. Check our transport overview page for all the options.